Amazon's Prime Day Launch Experienced Some Technical Problems

Save on the Bissel Pet Hair vacuum and multiple Instant Pots at Target

If you go back two years ago, Amazon offered more than 100,000 deals on Prime Day.

Prime Day is one of Amazon's most important days of the year, when it hosts Black Friday-like deals in the middle of July. Online furniture seller Wayfair introduced Way Day in April, becoming its biggest revenue day ever. However, if you have an Amazon student account you can enter the code Student15 at the checkout and get the priced reduced down to just £19.99.

Still, the company said Tuesday that sales had increased from Prime Day a year ago. "No Prime Day specials at the store".

Nearly 1,800 workers in Spain went on strike Monday, according to The Washington Post, and more are expected to join the protest on Tuesday in Germany and Poland.

"The message is clear - while the online giant gets rich, it is saving money on the health of its workers", said Stefanie Nutzenberger, Verdi's top official responsible for the retail sector, according to the Abs News.

Amazon's stock closed up 1.2 percent at $1,843.93 Tuesday.

Image ninja
Image ninja

Despite its bumpy start, Prime Day 2018 is now in full swing.

Germany is Amazon's second largest national market after the United States.

The strike action comes as it was announced that the net worth of Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and chief executive, rose to more than $150bn on Monday.

"We have been humbled by the response from Prime members to Prime Day in Australia, with demand exceeding our expectations, and sales surpassing Boxing Day on the first day", says Amazon Australia Country Manager Rocco Braeuniger.

In addition to web glitches, about 1,800 Amazon workers in Spain went on strike Monday over complaints that included longer hours, slashed bonuses and insufficient safeguards from diseases.

Shoppers took to social media to complain that they couldn't order any items. Some 49.1 percent of online retail sales go through the e-commerce giant, eMarketer found, up from 43.5 percent past year.




Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump and Putin step back from summit remarks
Jul 18, 2018 - 14:44
On Tuesday , Trump said he misspoke and instead meant to say he didn't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russian Federation . North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was weak, but now it is strong again (bad for Russia). - tweet Tuesday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Real Madrid in advanced talks with Chelsea over Thibaut Courtois move
Jul 18, 2018 - 14:15
Courtois is ready and waiting for the go-ahead to fly from Tenerife to Madrid to undergo a medical and sign his contract. Speaking to Cadena SER, Martinez said: " It could be the best time [for Hazard] to try something different ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nadal unhappy over Wimbledon roof closure - Omni Sports
Jul 18, 2018 - 13:39
Djokovic raced out to a strong opening set, but Nadal found his bearings and his forehand in the second. Isner, who has now competed in the two longest matches in Wimbledon history, also called for change.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Defends Himself Against Sharp Criticism Over Putin News Conference
Jul 18, 2018 - 10:23
Putin had once again denied what every USA intelligence agency affirms: that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election. Earlier in the day, Trump said on Twitter that the meeting between the two world leaders went "better than even expected".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump Says America's 'Biggest Foe' Is the European Union
Jul 16, 2018 - 14:56
The first one he named was the European Union , traditionally a close ally to the U.S. "Certainly, I'll be asking about it", Trump said .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top France winger Kylian Mbappe wins Sky Sports World Cup Power Rankings
Jul 16, 2018 - 13:43
It was a very hard game, Croatia played a great game". "The win is not about me, it's the players who won the game". And with his reputation now sky-high, he said he will take time to consider his future.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China's ZTE sees heavy losses in H1 due to USA penalty
Jul 16, 2018 - 13:42
The ban lift will allow ZTE, China's second-largest telecommunications equipment maker , to resume business with US companies. The Chinese company is accused of selling sensitive technologies to Iran and North Korea , despite a USA trade embargo.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple refreshes its Macbook Pro laptops with 8th gen Intel CPUs
Jul 16, 2018 - 11:12
Anyone hoping for an update to the cheaper Macbook Pro models which don't have this divisive feature have not been updated . Apple's Macbook Pro keyboard design has been under fire recently for its rate of failure and high cost to replace.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nord Stream 2 hits back at Trump's attack on Russian gas
Jul 16, 2018 - 10:15
Nord Stream AG will temporarily shut down both lines of its gas pipeline for two weeks due to routine maintenance works. What does the future hold for Nord Stream 2? The United States opposes the project Nord stream-2.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Protesters clash with police after man shot by officer in Chicago
Jul 15, 2018 - 19:30
Friday in the 7900 block of South Essex Avenue, according to the Chicago Police Department. Waller said protesters threw bottles and jumped on top of a squad auto .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kevin Anderson to face Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon final
Jul 15, 2018 - 18:25
I wish I could have had one. "At the end you don´t even feel that great out there, but at the same time I´m through to the final". Yet Djokovic's ferocious will to win, sprightly movement, stubborn defence and brilliant efficiency have all returned at SW19.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Twitter to remove suspicious accounts
Jul 15, 2018 - 17:22
This is because Twitter It is cleaning itself from the accounts which it has recently blocked. Even Twitter founder Jack Dorsey got hit, to the tune of 200,000 followers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Apologizes to May and Vows U.K. Trade Deal After Brexit
Jul 15, 2018 - 16:17
May's Brexit plan "will definitely affect trade with the United States, unfortunately in a negative way", said the USA president. Trump claimed he did not criticize Prime Minister Theresa May, even though the " Sun " released audio clips showing that he did.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Federer out from Wimbledon semis, SA’s Kevin Anderson moves ahead
Jul 14, 2018 - 12:59
The 12-time major victor prevailed despite picking up two code violations and accusing umpire Carlos Ramos of "double standards". The comeback was just beginning. "It might take me a while, it might take me half-an-hour, I don't know how long", Federer said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chelsea's incredibly short send off to Antonio Conte
Jul 14, 2018 - 12:12
Jorginho is expected to join Sarri from Napoli but star man Eden Hazard continues to be linked with a move away from west London. Negotiations for the highly-rated manager's payoff have accelerated over the last 48 hours and are nearly completed.